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clip] >> with soldiers now placed on duty on the votes in and out of boston and on guard outside the homes of crown officials and with british artillery now aimed at the townhouse, the home of the general corp., it was easy to understand why many bostonian felt threatened by this occupation. many hated town some soldiers tried to stir racial tensions in that town. not everyone in boston is white at the time. within a month of their arrival in october 1758, three british officers had been discovered encouraging some african- american slaves in boston tio attack their white masters. one of those drugs officers, captain john wilson, a shared the black bostonian it's that the soldiers were come here to procure your freedom and with your help and assistance we should be able to drive all the liberty boys to the devil." one of the slaves he spoke with -- while the slaves ignored him, several white residents lodged complaints and captain wilson and his probably drunk friends could engage in a dangerous conspiracy to foment. >> colonial life in british occupied boston, saturday night at
. not everybody and boston is white. three british officers had been discovered encouraging some slaves to attack their white masters. one of the officers, captain john wilson assured them that the soldiers would come here to procure your freedom. with your help and assistance, we should be able to drive the liberty boys to the devil. several white residences made complaints, they engaged in a dangerous conspiracy to incite slave rebellion. >> saturday at 8:00 eastern on c-span 3's "american history tv." over the next hour and a half, tom brokaw on the treatment of returning war veterans. you will hear from colin powell, marsha anderson. this is part of the second annual chicago ideas week conference. >> there is no larger idea then how we should be treating our returning veterans from the two longest wars in america's history, iraq and afghanistan. he american population. most of them, from working-c [applause] they represent less than 1% of the american population. most of them come from working- class families, from not too far from here in the working-class neighborhoods of chicago or from th
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